So following on from my previous Richie Hawtin post a few days back, I’m going to continue to stick with the roots of electronic music, and there is no better way to do so other than introduce you to this incredible UK festival. The summer is always a part of the year that we look forward to, looking to escape to the sun and relax with no care in the world. It is also the time of the year when the electronic music scene takes over and celebrates the sun coming out to play. Festivals occur all over the planet, smashing out the new summer tunes and showing everyone a good time. Sadly, despite Creamfields there are hardly any large scale festivals concentrated on the electronic side of music that take place in the UK. However, since 2008 we have seen a new form of a new driving power: Eastern Electrics Festival.
Let me just drop you guys some facts about the festival:
Eastern Electrics presents the finest house and techno sounds on the planet, pairing the biggest global acts with the most sought after undiscovered talent for and unrivalled cross section of the worlds leading purveyors of house, techno and dour-to-the-floor. Eastern Electrics was founded in 2008 by Rob Star and Will Paterson, and the first ever Eastern Electrics took place at Ewer Street Warehouse. The festival sits deep in the foundations of London’s underground electronic dance scene cemented by a forward thinking booking ethos responsible for showcasing the likes of Jamie Jones, Tensnake, Steve Bug, Damian Lazarus and Maya Jane Coles. Last year it attracted 10,000 people to the event and this year its even bigger!
Following last monthʼs big reveal, that saw earlybird tickets fly off the shelves in under 48 hours, Eastern Electrics Festival announce a further 30 artists and 6 arena hosts for what is set to be the biggest underground house and techno festival line-up in the UK to date. This festival is a no go zone for any of you mainstream enthusiasts who consider David Guetta to be REAL electronic music. No my friends, this is a festival built to show you the real side to underground electronic music, and events like this are incredibly hard to find. This, is real music. Let me just give you a heads up of the line-up so far:
Âme // Anja Schneider // Ata // Ben UFO // Blawan // Catz N Dogz // Chris Liebing //Claude VonStroke // Climbers // Clockwork // Damian Lazarus // Dave Clarke // Deetron //Dixon // DJ Sneak // DJ Tennis // Droog // Dyed Soundorom // Eats Everything // Ellen Allien // Felix Dickinson // Francesca Lombardo // Futureboogie DJs // Gavin Herlihy // Geddes // Giles Smith // Guy Gerber // Heidi // Huxley // Infinity Ink // James Priestley // Josh Wink // Joy Orbison // Jozif // Justin Martin // DJ Koze // Krankbrothers // Laura Jones // Levon Vincent // Luca Pilato // Maceo Plex // Magda // Masters At Work // Matthias Tanzmann // Maurice Fulton // Maxxi Soundsystem // Maya Jane Coles // Michael Mayer // Miguel Campbell // MK // Moderat // Nick Curly // No Artificial Colours // Pan-Pot // PBR Streetgang // Planetary Assault Systems aka Luke Slater // Prosumer // Ralph Lawson // Raresh // Robert James // Richy Ahmed // Roman Flügel // Ryan Crosson // Sasha // Seth Troxler // Shadow Child // Soul Bros // Subb-an // Tama Sumo // Theo Parrish // Tommy Four Seven // Waifs & Strays
Now if that line-up fails to get you excited, then please stop reading and quit immediately, as I have no more to say to you. This line-up is one of the biggest line-ups for underground house and techno I think I have ever seen. As well as having that incredible group of artists, Eastern Electronics has set you up with six incredible stages/arenas to enjoy the summer and party to these predictably incredible sounds. The arena’s run as follows:
Boiler Room // Junk Department Present: Culprit // Dirtybird Showcase //Krush Present: Live At Robert Johnson vs Life and Death // Louche
And of course, the MAINSTAGE.
Just take a look at last years Aftermovie:
The event will be taking place on 2-4 August in Knebworth Park on London’s Greenwich Peninsula. Ticket sales can be reached HERE so make sure you go and pick yourselves up a ticket ASAP. Regarding Daily Beat and Beacon records, we will be feeding you guys all the event details that come out leading up to the event, providing you guys all the info you need about the festival. Our Daily Beat crew will also be at the event providing you guys with exclusive, interviews, sets, videos and photographs of the event so that you don’t miss a single moment of this incredible festival. The event will run from 2pm to 6am on the Friday and the Saturday, and 12pm to 10pm on the Sunday to offer an epic 42 hours of musical adventure, and yes our team will be partying with you guys for the entirety of that period. Mix-Mag are calling it “This Summer’s New Dance Music Destination” and I totally agree with them. Stay tuned for sll the news you need about the event. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!